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Markdhu,cairn 450m ENE of

A Scheduled Monument in Mid Galloway and Wigtown West, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 55.0246 / 55°1'28"N

Longitude: -4.8342 / 4°50'3"W

OS Eastings: 218926

OS Northings: 573682

OS Grid: NX189736

Mapcode National: GBR 41.TH5D

Mapcode Global: WH2RQ.QY5Y

Entry Name: Markdhu,cairn 450m ENE of

Scheduled Date: 13 March 1991

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4986

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: cairn (type uncertain)

Location: New Luce

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Traditional County: Wigtownshire


The monument is a cairn of the late neolithic or early Bronze Age immediately to the SE of the Stranraer to Glasgow railway line. It measures 6.4m in diameter and 0.4 m high. The area to be scheduled encloses the cairn and an area around it in which traces of

activity associated with its use may be found. It measures 20m in diameter, centred on the cairn but excluding the modern fence beside

the railway and the area to the W of it, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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